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A crazy pool pro Greek in Montreal by Mala Matina

Nick Nikolaidis a Greek from Montreal

MONTREAL -- Nick Nikolaidis a Greek from Montreal, embarked on a marathon session Monday to sink 17,000 billiard balls in 24 hours, a feat that would beat his own record.

Nikolaidis, alternating between two tables in front of about 20 fans and reporters, broke his first rack at noon and planned to continue until noon Tuesday as he chased the mark of 16,723 he potted last year.

This year's record-breaking attempt will be videotaped and sent to Guinness Book of Records officials for verification.

Nikolaidis, 35, planned to take…

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards by Gus Leous


Relationship between the artist and his prize

For the last 74 years from the time when the Academy Awards was making it's first steps for recognition with this historic institution until now when the art of making a movie is beyond any imagination, the purpose of every person or team related to this 7th art as it is called is winning the Oscar.

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Achille-Claude Debussy (1862-1918) by Dimitris Katakalaios

Achille-Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Achille-Claude Debussy (1862-1918) is one of the most influential composers who created a unique and forward-looking style of innovative technical finish and poetic appeal. His works significantly break away from the concepts of traditional form and harmony. He is also considered the most important composer of piano music since Frederic Chopin.

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Alan Parker by Gus Leous

Alan Parker

From his humble beginnings as an office boy at age 19, Alan Parker worked his way up in the advertising business and began his career in earnest when he and partner Alan Marshall founded a production company to make industrial films and commercials.

Between 1969 and 1978, Parker churned out over 500 television commercials, winning every major industry award, while also being cited as an important influence on both fashion and film style of that time. He adeptly used lighting, and his sense of drama as a feature film director has seemed to come as much…

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